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China bans more than two flies going to the toilet at any one time

by | 23rd, May 2012

IT is now law that no toilets in Beijing, China, should contain more than two flies. The Beijing Municipal Committee has released its “major sectors of management of public toilets in Beijing services standards”.

In a land where the private in-home toilet is relatively rare, public toilets are in demand. The two flies rule is an effort to ensure they are kept clean, the thinking behind the move that the presence of flies is a sign of dirt.

Of course, there are problems. Is a Daddy Long Legs a fly or a spider? Would a toilet goer be more troubled by three flies or one massive cockroach? Is your zipper a fly? Shouldn’t

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